WATCH: How Big Ten, PAC-12 decisions impact Georgia football and SEC
While the Big Ten and PAC-12 are ruling out fall football, the SEC is still pushing forward, meaning plans are still on for Georgia football to play this fall.
The Bulldogs, along with the rest of the conference, will still start practice on Aug. 17 and have the first game on Sept. 26.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey released a statement on the state of the SEC going forward
“I look forward to learning more about the factors that led the Big Ten and Pac-12 leadership to take these actions today,” Sankey said. “I remain comfortable wit the thorough and deliberate approach that the SEC and our 14 members are taking to support a healthy environment for student-athletes.
“We will continue to further refine our policies and protocols for a safe return to sports as we monitor developments around COVID-19 in a continued effort to support, educate and care for our student-athletes every day.”
The SEC was joined by the ACC and the Big 12 in pursuing a fall season. Both of those conferences have already put out full conference schedules for the 2020 season, while the SEC is still finalizing what the league schedule will look like. The SEC announced the two additional SEC teams each league member will face on the previous Friday.
DawgNation’s Connor Riley breaks down what all the announcements mean for the SEC and what comes next as it pertains to Georgia football.
Among other topics discussed in the video:
- What the decision means for former Georgia football players like Justin Fields and Luke Ford
- Why Fields transferring back to Georgia would be extremely unlikely
- What Georgia football is getting in tight end commit Brock Bowers
- What Georgia football players are saying after the Big Ten and PAC 12’s decision
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